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Bootleg Dynasty / Press

“If you get a chance to listen to Bootleg Dynasty, take it and you are guaranteed to come away with a little piece of magic that will be uniquely yours...”

Dan Harr - Music News Nashville

“Rowdy Americana, some homegrown hootenanny with a Johnny Cash twist. That's how you could describe the hot tunes from Wilmington group, Bootleg Dynasty.”

“On July 6 at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, the Carolina Music Awards handed out honors in a variety of genres to performers from around the region. Four local acts – roots rock band Bootleg Dynasty, singer-songwriters James Ethan Clark and Crissie McCree and producer Karen Kane won awards. Wilmington’s Bootleg Dynasty, an Americana and rock ‘n’ roll band, took home Americana Artist of the Year. The band posted on its website: “Thank you to all of our fans, family and friends. You are the reason we do what we do and none of this would be possible without all of your love and support.” The band is having a fine year thus far. In addition to playing a run of shows in and around Wilmington, they landed a distribution deal with the Tate Music Group for their upcoming full length album, “Moving at Night.” ”

“As they were about to self-release their first full-length album, Wilmington band Bootleg Dynasty’s plans were suddenly put on hold. Entitled “Moving at Night,” the album will be distributed through the Tate Music Group and released in the fall. Signed to Lathan Entertainment, Bootleg Dynasty brings together rock ‘n’ roll and country with songs about salt of the earth characters and simple living. Music singer-songwriter Brad Lackey told me last January that he wanted to make music his “grandmother and kids who have been to Phish shows” could enjoy. Lackey and the band have done so, from the workingman’s lament “Pallet Jack Blues” to the back porch boogie of “Bunkin’s Creek.” ”

“While steeped in traditional music, it's rife with hints of rock ‘n' roll, blues, rockabilly, even the occasional free-flowing energy jam band. The overall vibe is a '70s rock sound with rural tendencies that's never showy and thematically grounded.”

“Wilmington band that mixes up a little Alt-Country with Jam band flavors that equals a Mid-West twister. At times it sounds like a magically scorching HORDE Fest set from the nineties only to turn into back porch boogie. Former singer of Wilmington’s Cedar Circuit, Brad Lackey’s whiskey soaked vocals are filled with snarl and swagger, hinting at Jim Morrison and Canned Heat’s Bob Hite. Definitely a band to catch live.”